Hundreds Of 'Twi-hards' Camp Out For 'Eclipse' Movie Premiere
Hundreds of die-hard Twilight fans this week have been camping out in front of LA Live for the opening premier of the latest Twilight installment, Eclipse which is set to take place on Thursday night.
Fans began arriving in droves beginning Monday in hopes of scoring a ticket for the premier, where celebrities Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart, Kellan Lutz, Ashley Greene, Nikki Reed, and Peter Facinelli were expected to appear.
Nokia officials have begun handing out about 9,000 wristbands to fans, who erected tents outside of the theater. A list of rules and codes of conduct were posted: no oversize tents, no drugs or alcohol, no cooking, no audible music, and no littering, according to the Independent.
According to ABC7 News, one man from New Zealand made the trip to Los Angeles with his niece.
"I brought by niece. I told her I owed her a trip so we brought her out here and between her and my wife they convinced me to camp out," Eric Irizarry said.
CBS News reports 600 fans who have already set up tents outside of LA Live. Eclipse is set to be released in theaters on June 30.
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